Apparently New York is a better city for female entrepreneurs than London

New research has assessed which places attract and foster women-owned businesses better than others.

by Rebecca Smith

Here’s a refreshing change. While the obstacles to women in business are often pored over and bemoaned, we don’t hear enough of the positives and success stories to help galvanise others. (On that note, it’s worth checking out MT’s latest picks for our 2016 35 Women Under 35 – a collection of some truly impressive businesswomen with inspiring stories to tell.)

Dell’s recent ranking of the top 25 cities for female entrepreneurs is an interesting step – in the past it has just covered countries more widely – and one that actually assesses what women business owners need to thrive. Economic forecasting firm IHS developed the metrics to compile the list, looking at characteristics such as capital (the number of women in a second round or higher investment cycle and percentage of investment firms with at least one female exec), technology, talent, culture (covering the prevalence of mentors, networks and role models) and markets (the percentage of women on boards and city start-ups run by women). Here's the top ten:

1. New York

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